Love Letters

Hosted ByMeredith Goldstein

A single, burning question about love and relationships, every season. Explored through stories. Hosted by Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein.

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Bonus: The O.G. Quarantine Couple

Kim and Glenn Schryver are experts at coupling in isolation. For more than a dozen years, the Schryvers have managed a remote mountain reservoir in the Rockies of Colorado. They go weeks without seeing anyone but each other. How do they do it? And what can they teach other couples who now find themselves in a similar position? … For Season 4, we’re looking for love lessons at all kinds of ages. Have a story you’d like to share? Email us at

Bonus: Love in the Time of Corona

Is he using the lockdown to ghost? Is it a good time to text your ex? Meredith invites her sister, Brette, onto the show to dish out advice to letter-writers dealing with pandemic-related relationship problems. Plus, their friend Nicole offers an intimate look at what it’s like to date on FaceTime. How has COVID-19 affected your relationship? Email us at

Bonus: Take Me to ‘The Lake House’

Meredith Goldstein talks to Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr about what to watch during stressful times, why people are drawn to disaster flicks, and the best rom-coms to screen right now — including a Keanu Reeves-Sandra Bullock classic. What are you watching? Email us at

Check out Motherhood Sessions from Gimlet

Introducing Motherhood Sessions, a podcast from our friends at Gimlet. Motherhood Sessions features emotionally honest conversations about being a mom. In this episode, Dr. Alexandra Sacks sits down with a couple that hasn’t had sex in more than two years. On the surface, it seems like the birth of their son was the main cause of their loss of intimacy. But as Dr. Sacks digs deeper, it turns out that the couples’ sexual issues pre-date their child.

Bonus: Jia Tolentino on Not Getting Married

Jia Tolentino, staff writer at The New Yorker and author of the essay collection “Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion,” joins Meredith to talk about how she knew she didn’t want to get married. Have a story of your own? Email us at

S3E11: My Year of Magical Selfhood

Lisa was just 34 when her husband died suddenly of a heart condition. As she came to terms with her grief, she confronted questions she never thought she’d have to answer: How do you know when to move past mourning and date new people? How do you know you’re ready? … Have a story of your own? Email us at

S3E10: When Should You Have Sex?

If you want a new relationship to last, how long should you wait to sleep together? There’s an old adage that says three dates. But is that right? In today’s episode, we explore three takes on this question. Have a story of your own? Email us at

S3E9: A Hollywood Arrangement

Huda always knew her marriage would be supervised by her family. She accepted that, but she pined for romance: She wanted a love story worthy of the American rom-coms she grew up on. The question was, could she have both?… Have a story of your own? Email us at

S3E8: Mom’s New Boyfriend

As a newly single mom, Lauren had to wrestle with two big questions. First, when to start dating again. Second, how and when to introduce her daughter to the men she was seeing. For Lauren — and for anyone trying to date while raising kids — the stakes can be quite high. Have a story of your own? Email us at

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